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IR/INFO 2020 – An Event to Remember!
Burlington, NJ – January 31, 2020 — Infraspection Institute’s IR/INFO Conference was held earlier this month in San Antonio, TX. 2020 marks the 31st anniversary for the advanced training conference, technical symposium and technology expo. IR/INFO was attended by infrared thermographers, PdM and CBM technologists, and building inspection professionals from around the world who enjoyed four days of networking, learning, and fun in a relaxed and professional atmosphere.
T/IR Systems Introduces New Thermography Software
Burlington, NJ July 31, 2019 – T/IR Systems LLC announced today the release of TI Reporter™, a new cloud-based software for infrared thermography. TI ReporterTM works with all thermal imagers and allows thermographers to quickly generate standards-compliant reports for a wide variety of applications. T/IR Systems LLC is the parent company of Infraspection Institute.
IR/INFO 2019 – A Resounding Success!
Burlington, NJ January 30, 2019 — Infraspection Institute’s IR/INFO Conference was held earlier this month in New Orleans, LA. IR/INFO 2019 marks the 30th anniversary for the advanced training conference, technical symposium and technology expo.
Infraspection Institute Master Thermographer Seal Now a Registered Trademark
Alexandria, VA January 16, 2019 – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded Infraspection Institute registration for its mark and designation, ‘Infraspection Institute Master Thermographer’.
News Feed from IRInfo.org
www.irinfo.org IRINFO.ORG is a content-based web resource and on-line community dedicated to professionally promoting infrared thermography and related PPM, PdM and NDT technologies. Through our Articles and Tips, we offer timely, accurate information that is updated several times each week. Our Directories of IR Manufacturers and Infrared Thermographers list resources unmatched anywhere in the world.
Making Your Own Blackbody Simulator
Blackbody simulators are essential tools for checking the calibration of infrared imagers and radiometers. One alternative to purchasing a blackbody simulator is to make your own.
Standards for Infrared Thermography
As thermography has matured, standards have appeared governing the conduct of infrared inspections and the proper use of infrared test equipment. With this Tip, we examine the importance of standards to practicing thermographers.
Infrared Inspections of Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters
Excess heating is often a sure sign of defective electrical equipment; however, the absence of heat can also be a sign of component failure. In this Tip, we demonstrate how thermal imaging may be used to detect defective Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters.
Art to Science: Changing Infrared 180 Degrees
Infrared (IR) thermometry has been used for forty years to monitor tube metal temperatures in refining and chemical furnaces. The application of IR thermometry has often been characterized as highly operator dependent and therefore developed a very poor reputation in the industry from poorly applied and interpreted results.
Combining IR and Ultrasound for Steam Trap Testing
In order to increase the accuracy of thermographic inspections of steam traps, contact ultrasonic testing should be used as well as infrared imaging. Contact ultrasonics are much more sensitive to trap failures than temperature measurement alone.
How Much Certification Do You Need?
Certification and levels thereof are one of the most frequently discussed issues in thermography. With few standards addressing certification, purchasers of infrared inspection services and thermographers often ask, “How much certification is necessary?”
Temperature Limits for Drive Belts
Temperature is frequently used to gauge the condition of motors and power transmission equipment. In this Tip, we discuss the effect of heat on flexible drive belts and temperature limits for them.
The Problem with Solar Loading
Everyone who has performed infrared inspections outdoors on sunny days is familiar with the problem of solar reflections. Compensating for solar reflections is usually accomplished by repositioning the thermal imager to change the viewing angle to eliminate the reflection. For objects exposed to strong sunlight, a more insidious problem can occur in the form of solar loading.